As soon as the weather warms, Connecticut motorcyclists heed the call of the open roads. After an especially long winter, it is likely that there will be an uptick in the numbers of reports concerning motorcycle accidents. Sadly, one woman died after a recent Sunday wreck.
According to the initial reports, a motorcyclist was traveling on a local road with a female passenger. As the 31-year-old driver was headed south, he purportedly noticed a vehicle that was attempting to complete a left-hand turn from an intersecting street. Witnesses say that the biker attempted to avoid a collision by repeatedly braking to reduce his speed. Unfortunately, his efforts were unsuccessful, and the motorcycle crashed into the side of the automobile.
The force of the impact caused both riders to be thrown from the machine. The 20-year-old woman suffered a critical head injury and was transported to a nearby medical center. Sadly, efforts to save her life were unsuccessful. The male operator also suffered a head injury along with a fractured wrist. He was reported to be in stable condition.
Connecticut officials did not state whether the driver of the car suffered any injuries. The investigation is ongoing and there has been no information concerning any possible criminal charges. The family of the deceased woman are shocked by her sudden death while the motorcyclist likely faces a difficult recovery. Those who have suffered serious injuries caused by motorcycle accidents often sustain significant monetary losses as well. In the event those injuries were the result of negligence on the part of another party, victims -- or their survivors in the event of a fatality -- may seek recompense for their documented financial losses through the state's civil court system.
Source: ctpost.com, "Bridgeport woman killed in motorcycle accident", Jim Shay, April 23, 2018